Sunday afternoon saw almost 450 diners enjoy Halkirk’s fall turkey supper, which was well supported by the local and surrounding communities. Organized by the Elks, the whole community proudly pitches in to peel potatoes, carrots or turnips, roast a turkey, bake a pie, wait on tables or wash dishes for fund raiser the support the local community. So many thanks to so many people, especially the students, for a homemade dinner that was so very delicious.
A special birthday wish goes out to Bill Jamieson, who celebrated his 99th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The family gathered last Sunday at Points West for birthday cake and ice cream.
Halloween night saw 35 or so young trick-or-treaters roaming through the town gathering a supply of candy.
Lorna Schilling with daughters, Lorisa (McAllister) and Kourtney, Tara Schilling and Rod Yates are this year’s leaders of the Byemoor Beef 4- H club. Club members include Abbey, Bailey and Ray Musgrove, Natalie, Zack and Coy Schilling as well as Rachael and Ryan Yates. The club will be selling Christmas trees at the Byemoor Christmas fair or you can contact one of the members.
Mother Teresa students are busy filling shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse, a humanitarian effort that gives Christmas presents to children in under privileged countries. Community members are welcome to participate; donations should be at the school by mid- November.
Daniela Morf from Zurich, Switzerland spent the month of October with Darrel and Wendy Ashbacher. She has been in Alberta on an agriculture exchange program and also used the opportunity to improve her English.
Anne Neilson returned last week from her fall holiday visiting with her son, Mike, in Burnaby and her daughter, Brenda, in Langley.
Laura Gamroth, her brother Jody, along with their mom and grandma enjoyed a wonderful 12-day holiday starting in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. It is the birthplace of her mom and grandmother. There, they toured Beachy Head and the beautiful gardens etc, on a double decker bus. Next they travelled north to Manchester, Reading and Norwich to visit family. The last few days were spent in London where they toured Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminister Abbey, Tower of London, Madam Trussauds Wax Museum and did all the touristy things.
Deer and moose hunting season opened Nov. 1 in our area. Bob and Della Jones accompanied a group of eight hunters from Calgary, Riley and Castor to the community fall supper. These folks, one is a cousin to Della, have been hunting with Bob for many years, the longest being 40 years.
Coming up: Dec. 6 – Breakfast with Santa – a family affair sponsored by the Elks and featuring pancakes and much more.